Navigating a successful teacher journey #WanderlustEDU #teacher @edtechteam

Let's be honest, there are times in our teaching careers when we feel anxiety, frustration, trapped, and/or apathetic. These are hardly the hallmarks of a successful, well-loved career. So then what can we do to navigate our teacher journey successfully? First, we need to understand what is going on... and lucky for us there is …

Why did you become a teacher? #WanderlustEDU #teacher #Change @edtechteam

Now is the perfect time to reflect on this very important question... Why did you become a teacher? Or why did you get involved in education? Perhaps it was a person that made a difference in your life. Or maybe you just really like working with children or young adults. Take a minute and just …

Education is changing because the world is changing. Are you ready for change? #WanderlustEDU #innovation #teacher #change #edtech @edtechteam

WanderlustEDU: An Educator's Guide to Innovation, Change, and Adventure is the perfect book to guide you in change. Available now on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle. Our journey in education is one of constant iteration, managing change both personally and professionally is what we have to do because the world is changing. WanderlustEDU is a …

Storytelling with Text Messaging

Teaching students to recognize both sides of an argument, and/or have structured conversations centered around class content, regularly finds its place in our classrooms. We teach argumentative essay writing, debate protocols, conversational cues (in all languages), etc… These lessons can be completed through traditional classroom strategies, through podcasting…. and perhaps through texting. There are a …

Podcasts are Lit

For whatever reason I've always thought of podcast is being relatively passe. The idea of audio-only didn't seem super appealing to my students who are driven by YouTube content. Lately, I have been listening to a podcast from places like Stuff You Should Know and I absolutely love it! So I've been trying to think …

Applied Digital Skills – Guide to an Area: World War 1 Lesson Notes #AppliedDigitalSkills #growwithgoogle @GoogleForEdu

I love maps. There are tons of great mapping resources out there: Google Earth, Maps, and Streetview to name a few. Google MyMaps is another one that allows us to annotate pretty significantly.  When I first rolled out MyMaps to my middle school social studies classes, one student went home and immediately traced out the 50 …

Innovativeness is the Pedagogy for the Future #edtech #wanderlustEDU

The journey of the educator is much like a quest. We strive to successfully gather the necessary skills and knowledge loading our brains and backpacks (teacher toolkit) with what we think will best benefit our students. But like any journey our supplies and frame of thinking need to be constantly refreshed, a state of constant …